September 24, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
Starbucks just announced that they plan to give away over 50 million free downloads on iTunes. That should offset the price of your $4 coffee, shouldn’t it?
The giveaway is part of a partnership that will put wireless iTunes access into the coffee chain. Pick up a coffee (or muffin too, we’re guessing) and you will get a “Song of the Day” card with your purchase.
The sad thing is that Starbucks is picking the song you get to download. The AP says selections will include Joss Stone, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Annie Lennox and Band of Horses. I’d prefer a free cookie, personally.
The cards will be available from October 2 through November 7.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.